Psychiatry in Brisbane and Woolloongabba
Dedicated and Professional Team that cares for You
Services, listed below, are available to the residents of the Brisbane metropolitan and Telehealth eligible regional areas of Australia.
All psychiatrists treat people who are older than 17 years old for a wide range of mental health disorders. These include manifestations of “organic” brain disorders, psychosis, trauma, anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, and bipolar disorders. Furthermore, our psychiatrists can provide a range of assessments for various purposes, such as WorkCover.
The sub-specialties of the psychiatrists at Takes Care Specialist Centre are listed below:
Our adolescent psychiatrist can provide for assessment and treatment for young people (older than 12 years old), experiencing challenges, such as self-harm, depression and eating disorders. (Brisbane metropolitan & Telehealth eligible regional areas)
Our geriatric psychiatrist can provide assessment and management of mental health disorders of older people. This is available in the following areas:
- Brisbane and regional-based nursing homes
- Brisbane suburban areas, during the COVID-19
- Telehealth eligible regional areas
What to Expect
The first appointment with a psychiatrist can be overwhelming. We have provided a blog that provides tips for assisting you to prepare and know what to expect at your first appointment. This blog provides important tips, such as preparing a list of questions that you may wish to ask your psychiatrist and your expectation for your psychiatrist reaching a diagnosis.
Overview of your psychiatry consults
- At your first appointment, your psychiatrist will listen to your concerns, discussing the reasons behind your referral.
- Your psychiatrist will also ask you questions about your general health. It is therefore important to have your current list of medication, including any psychiatric as well as other medications.
- Your psychiatrist may order some tests e.g. blood test or an imaging.
- Another area of that is important to your psychiatrist for discussion is your family history.
- You may also wish to come along with a companion. Your companion needs to be someone close to you that you know well and has your trust.
- It may take a few sessions for your psychiatrist to reach to a diagnosis. As in some cases, the diagnosis may or may not change, you may wish to discuss this with your psychiatrist, during your appointment.
- Together with you and possibly your loved ones, your psychiatrist will develop a tailor plan that is right for you.
- The developed treatment plan will combination of therapies that will suit your health needs, personal preferences, family situation and age. This may or may not include medications, psychotherapy or referring you to another health professional, such as a psychologist.
Use of Telehealth to Access Psychiatry Services
Please see more about our expanding team of psychiatrists by visiting our Psychiatrists page.
Get a referral to see a psychologist
To be able to claim a Medicare rebate you will need to speak to your GP to refer you to a psychologist. Once you have initiated your Mental Health Treatment Plan you can claim a rebate from Medicare for up to 10 appointments with a clinical psychologist. Mention this in your initial call and we can guide you in this process.
Our Clinic Location and Reach
Our Mental Health and Psychology Practice is conveniently located in Woolloongabba, our practice is easily accessible by public transport. We proudly serve not only the surrounding suburbs of Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Morningside, and Carina but also receive referrals from various Brisbane suburbs, including Albion and Kedron. Through telehealth, we extend our psychology services to rural areas in QLD, NSW, and Victoria, ensuring that distance doesn’t hinder your access to quality care.